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Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration

After getting some computer issues straightened out, I can finally share my tag that showcases my YouTube video for Mixed Media Morsels, Dessert #5. In this video, I altered some clothing and product tags, creating tiny houses out of some of them. I really love them, so while I was crankin’ out little houses, I decided I wanted this month’s tag to be a house as well… a bird house, in fact!

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Here’s how I did it: I wanted a “wooden” bird house, so I started by painting my tag with a mixture of brown and yellow acrylic paint, not caring if the tag was covered entirely. Surprisingly, leaving some areas white caused the brown painted tag to look like weathered wood!

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My next step was to stamp the tag with a wood grain pattern.

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I painted another piece of card stock for the roof, adhered it, and then I drew some lines with a brown Faber-Castell Pitt pen. I used a grey Pitt pen for the shadowing. The circle in the center was punched from brown card stock then shaded with the grey Pitt pen. The perch was punched with a regular hole punch and painted.

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I used some painted book text and music papers, along with some dies, to cut out the leaves and my little bird. I adhered them with a glue stick and then shaded and highlighted them.

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The words were handwritten on a scrap of tan card stock, then cut out and outlined with a brown Micron pen. I also added some tiny lines here and there to give them a bit of a worn, wooden look. Then I “nailed” them to the bird house.

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To complete the tag, I added a reinforcement sticker to the hole and tied on a piece of jute. As you can see, my little tag book is coming right along.

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Creating this tag was so much fun! I appreciate your stopping by and taking a look.

See ya next time,
Cat

P.S. If you’re looking for products I use and recommend, you can check out my Amazon shop here:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/cathand

 

 

6 thoughts on “Home Tweet Home

  1. Sandy Ward says:

    I so enjoy your art – it’s always so perfect and inventive and cheerful! Thank you. / Sandy

    1. Cat says:

      Thanks, Sandy! 😊

  2. Debby says:

    what a great way of doing a little artwork. Thanks for sharing. {:-Deb

    1. Cat says:

      Thanks, Deb! 😊

  3. Hi Deb. I really like it youbeautiful tag.

  4. Hi Deb. I really like it your
    beautiful tag.

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